Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection

As speakers, whether advanced or inexperienced, whether speaking in ballrooms or in board meetings, we all face the same challenges. How do we create compelling, relevant, and useful content for our audiences in a way that they are able to take our messages and use them to transform their work or lives?

How do we engage our audiences and make a human connection, so that they can envision for themselves the possibilities we present and take steps to achieve them?

And what kind of growth and personal development do we have to embrace to get ourselves into the right mindset with the right attitude to support and encourage our audience’s growth?

“Even as a professional speaker, I always find gems of wisdom in Lisa Braithwaite’s writing. This book is packed with helpful takeaways, fun stories and implementable techniques to increase your confidence as an engaging public speaker.”
~Gloria Miele, Ph.D., Executive Coach and Trainer,

Enjoy this guide to how lessons from everyday encounters and experiences can make you a better speaker, a more joyful speaker, a more captivating speaker, a more effective speaker, and, most important, a more human speaker.

“Lisa Braithwaite is willing to talk about the real and raw aspects of public speaking, to offer advice that encourages speakers to reflect upon their craft and rise to meet their potential. Her voice is imperative for anyone who stands in front of others with a message to be heard.”
~Ellen Bremen, Professor, Communication Studies

Inside the book, you’ll find a link for special bonuses, including a downloadable worksheet, a presentation tools checklist, and a free Presenting for Humans webinar that delves into using analogies to make your concepts come alive to your audiences. Order on Amazon!

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